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concerns. the title of today's hearings is what should america do about gun violence? we believe the answer to that question is to be honest about what works and honest about what doesn't work. teaching safe and responsible
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gun ownership works and the nra has a long and proud history of doing exactly that. our eddie eagle child safety program has it out 25 million young children that if they see a gun, they should do four things. stop, don't touch it, leave the area and call an adult. as a result of this and other private sector programs, fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in a hundred years. the nra has over 80,000 certified instructors who teach our military personnel, law enforcement officers, and hundreds of thousands of other american men and women how to safely use firearms. we do more and spend more than anyone else on teaching safe and responsible gun ownership. we join the nation in sorrow over the tragedy that occurred in newtown, connecticut. there is nothing more precious than our children. and we have no more sacred duty than to protect our children and
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to keep them safe. that's why we ask former congressman and undersecretary of homeland security asa hutchinson to bring in every available expert to develop a model school shield program. one that can be individual lly tailered to make our schools as safe as possible. it's time to throw an immediate blanket of security around our children. about a third of our schools right now have armed security already because it works. and that number is growing every day. right now state officials, local authorities and school districts in 50 states are considering their own plans to protect children in schools. in addition, we need to enforce the thousands of gun laws already on the books. prosecuting criminals who misuse firearms works. unfortunately we have seen a dramatic collapse in federal gun
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prosecutions in recent years. overall since 2011, federal firearms prosecutions per capita were down 35% from their peak in the previous administration. that means violent felons, violent gang members and drug dealers with guns and the mentally ill who possess firearms are not being prosecuted and that is completely and totally unacceptable. out of more than 76,000 firearms purchased supposedly denied by the federal instant check system, only 62 were referred for prosecution and only 44 were actually prosecuted. proposing more gun laws while failing to enforce the thousands we already have, it's not a serious solution for reducing crime. i think we can also agree that our mental health system is broken. we need to look at the full range of mental health issues from early detection to
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treatment to civil commitment laws to privacy laws that needlessly prevent mental health workers from being included in the national instant check system. while we're ready to participate in a meaningful effort to solve these pressing problems, we must respectively but honestly and firmly disagree with some members of the committee and many in the media and all of the gun control groups on what will keep our kids and keep our streets safe. law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals. nor do we believe that government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families. as i said earlier, we need to be honest about what works and what does not work. proposals that would only serve to burden law abiding have failed in the past and they'll fail again in the future. semiautomatic firearm technology has been around for a hundred years. they are the most popular guns for hunting, target shooting,
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self-defense. despite that fact congress banned and sale of hundreds of semiautomatic firearms and magazines. independent studies including one from the clinton justice department proved that it had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection for all, not just some of our schoolchildren is what's needed and swift, certain punishment of criminals who misuse guns and fixing our mental health system. we love our families. we love our country. we believe in freedom. we're the millions from all walks of life that take responsibility for our safety and protection as a god given
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fundamental american right. thank you. mr. chairman? >> thank you. now, chief johnson, let me begin with you, sir, if i could. from my experience many criminals are able to get guns illegally because they use straw purchases. in other words, a person has no criminal record can easily pass background check, goes in and buys a gun and then turns around and gives them to criminals. there's no federal law that makes it illegal to act as a straw purchaser of firearms. last week i introduced a bill that will strengthen federal law to combat firearms trafficking and it would specifically target straw purchasers. do you think there should be such a law? >> the background procedures in this nation are seriously in
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need of modification. again, 40% of those acquiring firearms try to do it outside that background procedure. senator, you were absolutely correct. many will use a straw purchaser to go in and acquire these firearms. happens each and every day across america. it's a serious problem. the national law enforcement partnership prevent gun violence supports your initiative to address that issue. >> thank you, chief. we also heard testimony about the safety of women and gun violence. i'm seeking immediate consideration of the violence against women reauthorization act. i was told yesterday that sometime in the next couple weeks we'll have it on the floor of the senate for a vote. i do this because of concern for domestic violence victims. we have statistics to show that women in this country killed at
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alarming rates by domestic abusers with guns. fortunately if a woman has a protective order against her abuser, if he is able to get a gun through a straw purchaser, he still gets it, but he is not going to be able to get a purchase a gun if a background check is conducted. and we have at least one study that says that in states that require background check for every handgun sale, 38% fewer women are shot by their partners. do you agree that if we want to keep firearms away from domestic abusers who are not supposed to have them any way, we have to improve the background check system and require a background check for every firearm purchaser? >> absolutely. i would like to stand in front
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of this group today and say i've spent my years chasing down violent armed robbers each and every day. the fact of the matter is a young patrol officer, most of my day was one domestic to another. it was the post that i had. statistics show that when females are killed, it's more likely over 50% of the time to be by a spouse or household member. a gun in a home where there is a history of domestic violence statistics show there's a 500% increase or chance that that person will be victimized by gun violence. the state of maryland in the last several years enacted legislation to address this domestic violence issue to allow us to go out and seize guns of domestic violence abusers where the spouses went and obtained a protective order. this has been very effective. in my jurisdiction, which averages generally about 35 homicide a year, unfortunately most being domestic violence
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related, it's had a significant impact in reducing the amount of those domestics. two of the last three years, the statistic was below the 41-year homicide rate and i credit in this case lieutenant governor state of maryland, lieutenant governor brown for this initiative and it's helped us tremendously. >> thank you. and captain kelly, mr. lapierre testified that universal -- >> you're watching cnn's live coverage of the senate judiciary hearing on gun violence. so far a day with divergent viewpoints. congresswoman gabby giffords who was shot in the head over two years ago in an arizona parking lot briefly testified as did her husband, former space shuttle commander mark kelly talking about how there needs to be gun restrictions. kelly talking about how he is a gun owner. he and gabrielle giffords are both gun owners and believe in the second amendment and right
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to bear arms but there needs to be a conversation about gun violence. he talked about the need for better background checks in this country and eliminating restrictions on data. i want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash who is in the hearing room. one of the things we heard about a few minutes ago was about going after straw purchasers. could you explain to our viewers what exactly are straw purchasers and this is an area of legislation where there might be some accomplishment? >> reporter: if you listen to the line of questioning that the chairman patrick leahy is going through, you sort of see kind of the wheels churning and the outlines of potential legislation that he might be thinking it. it's all focused on background checks and making sure that guns are not in the hands of the wrong people. he talks about straw purchasers. he's effectively talking about the fact that if you own a gun and you sell it to me, it doesn't necessarily have to be
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registered. there doesn't have to be a background checks on that. it's not a prosecutable offense. that's the thing when democrats and republicans talk about strengthening background checks, they are talking about strengthening that kind of enforcement, if you will. you can see that kind of discussion starting here with the guy who really will be very involved in writing legislation. he's somebody that is a gun owner but he told me and others in the hallway yesterday that he understands there's a desire after newtown to see if any legislation can be accomplished. you can see that is where he's headed with those particular issues. as i said earlier, jake, assault weapons ban will not happen. probably restricting high capacity magazines, probably not going to happen. the most likely is doing something about background checks. >> earlier when former
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congresswoman gabrielle giffords testified, an emotional moment in that room, struggling when it comes to talking and walking and she cannot see out of one eye. i want to play for you her brief testimony so you get an idea of what members of the senate and others in the hearing room heard when former congresswoman giffords just over two years after she was shot came before the senate judiciary committee to talk about the need for greater restrictions on guns. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats, and republicans. speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying.
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too many children. we must do something. it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> an emotional moment with former congresswoman gabrielle giffords testifying before the senate judiciary hearing. just over two years since she was shot. i'm joined at the desk with joe johns. even after congresswoman giffords was shot, there was still no appetite for any gun control in congress. not just among republicans but among many key democrats.
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what do you see actually happening, if anything, after this newtown shooting just 47 days ago? >> background checks is something that a lot of people are saying they can certainly beef up especially as it relates to people who have mental health problems. they've been talking about that for more than a decade. clearly more needs to be done. so many times when you see one of these mass shootings, there's a mental health element involved. there's another thing. the nra says you just need to enforce the rules that are already in place. there's one place where there is a gap. that is in the issue of gun trafficking. there's not a federal gun trafficking statute. a lot of people are saying perhaps we can work on things along those lines. again, as dana says, a lot of other people said an assault weapons ban another one very hard to do. the way this congress is configured. >> for private gun sellers, there are no background checks but for gun stores, they do engage in background checks.
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if i were to sell you a gun, i don't have to do a background check. >> just between and among private individuals you don't have to do a background check there. at a lot of gun shows, there's a big question as to how many times this sort of loophole creates a situation where guns fall in the middle of it but certainly at some gun shows, you don't have to go through a background check and so guns can pass that way and the government really doesn't see it. there are some areas that people have been talking about for years that they can get a fresh look out of it and if anything comes as a result of these tragedies, that is where the conversation begins. >> joe johns, thank you so much. we're going to take a break now. when we return, you will be in the able hands of ashleigh banfield. we'll continue to monitor the senate judiciary committee's hearing on gun violence. i'm jake tapper. we'll take a quick break right now. glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes.
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morning. the high winds have really done a number on homes and took down power lines and trees in the nashville area and the national weather service says a tornado with 150-mile-an-hour winds touched down in mt. julieweulij. similar scenes from central indiana. winds as high as 80 miles an hour. caused moderate to major damage. part of a dangerous weather system stretching over 1,000 miles from new orleans to philadelphia bringing wild temperature swings. 60 and 70-mile-an-hour winds. flood warnings and even snow. our chad myers has been trying to keep tabs on how this has been changing. we've been reading headlines all morning. it's kind of hard to see where it's going given where we've been. >> you need to take cover immediately in georgia.
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a tornado headed there. we are tracking these cells. one after another. moving into a populated part of georgia at this time. here's atlanta. rome, georgia, right there. there is the circulation of this storm about to move over i-75 but not quite yet. let me show you why i am so concerned with this storm. there's the town right there. this is a signature of a tornado on the ground. this is wind coming and wind going and that circulation right through here is headed right into adaresville, georgia. we have watches all of the way from pittsburgh because we had wind damage there all of the way south to tornado warnings possible down to mobile, alabama. a widespread system. make sure you have your noaa
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weather radio on. buy the app for your phone that will warn you if the warning is where you are right now. very dangerous day today. we'll keep you advised. >> this is really surprising. did you say adaresville? >> yes. >> other places that could end up in the same predicament within the next few hours? >> a big squall line to the west. we call it a squall line because it's all lined up in a row. you typically don't get tornado warnings along a line of storms. when you get a couple storms that are out by themselves and they are supercells or they are called discrete and not part of another line behind it, those are cells that can rotate. here's the deal today. you can get a tornado warning and only get a few minutes warning on this storm. typically the weather service can put it out 20 minutes in advance. today the storms are spinning so quickly and then dying very quickly but in that three to five-mile window, that three to
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five-minute window is when the tornado can be on the ground. you have to pay attention and not just go i'll get to it when i get to it. i have to do something else. when you hear the siren or alarm for you, it's time to take cover now because you may only have just a few minutes today. that's how quickly the storms are coming and going. >> and for other people across the country, here up in new york area, we've had a 40-degree weather swing. it was 22 when i woke up yesterday. it's going up to 60 today. bizarre. keep an eye on it for us for this hour. check in with us if there's a change in those warnings and thank you for that. we do appreciate it. stay with cnn for the latest on all of the storms right across the country throughout the day. back in a moment. the mvp of savings. look at that price. wow! walmart lowers thousands of prices every week. if you find a lower advertised price, they'll match it at the register. no way! yeah! touchdown! ready? get out! that's the walmart low price guarantee! see for yourself! bring in your last receipt, see how much you can save. see for yourself! get great prices on everything you need for your game time party. like oreo cookies and kellogg's special k popcorn chips
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it is super bowl week and the big stories are emerging as the ravens and 49ers gear up for sunday's big game. take for instance ray lewis, star linebacker with the baltimore ravens. this will be the last game of his very, very long career. but that story is not the story that's making headlines. instead, a controversy has surfaced. allegation that he used a bizarre performance enhancing substance this season and get this, a substance extracted from the antlers of deer and banned
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by the nfl. the charge is being made in an article in "sports illustrated." cnn has not independently confirmed this report. lewis is certainly reacting to it in new orleans. have a listen to how he respondsresponds to a reporter who even dared ask him about the storstory. >> any test i took in the nfl, there's never a question if i ever even thought about using anything so to even entertain stupidity like that, tell them to get a story on somebody else. >> this is not the first controversy that ray lewis has faced at a super bowl. in fact, 13 years ago these were images we were watching. he was charged with first-degree murder after a violent knife fight outside a nightclub in atlanta where two men were killed. lewis ended up pleading guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice after agreeing to testify against two former co-defendants and he was also
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asked about that yesterday. >> i live with that every day. you may take a break from it. i don't. i live with it every day of my life. i rather not speak about that today. >> joining us now is the author of the "sports illustrated" article on lewis' alleged drug use. david, thanks for being with us. i want to get your reaction to ray lewis' reaction to the allegations that you make in the article. >> it's pretty much what i expected. athletes we know from lance armstrong to marion jones say they pass tests and use it as proof they haven't used anything. we now know that's not proof not to mention the nfl doesn't have an effective test for the substance in question. it didn't surprise me. i interviewed ray lewis one-on-one in the ravens locker room weeks earlier after a game and, you know, he confirmed certain things. when the questioning got to
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touchier areas, he ended the conversation and walked away. i expected it wasn't something he was happy about. >> forgive me for finding this very strange. i'm not a sports reporter. i never heard of deer antler extract. is that just me or is this a very strange substance? >> it's not just you. it's a strange substance. the story is about the bizarre science that athletes interact with because they have a desire to move faster than legitimate science. it's bizarre and unusual and that's some of what makes it interesting. >> so what is his coach saying? such a big story about two brothers coaching these two teams and john harbaugh is the coach of the ravens. >> he met with the ravens spokesman yesterday morning and issued a statement saying they
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stand behind everything that he says. they are backing up basically whatever ray lewis says. >> i want to touch on the other issue as well. this is a story that has dogged him for years. the murder from 2000, double murder he was embroiled in. he was asked about that yesterday. he was quite emphatic about his response. some people call him reverend ray. they say he's the story of redemption. carol costello did a terrific story about that in her earlier hours here on cnn. is he ever going to be able to leave what happened in atlanta at super bowl 2000 or does he say he lives with this every day and will continue to live with it every day until he dies? >> in a sense i think he's left it behind already. he moved on. he had one of the greatest careers of any linebacker in nfl history. i understand that my report and the murder allegations are getting a lot of interest this week but 99% of the time for
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people that follow the sporting press, it idolizes ray lewis. it is left behind. it's not something that's not a footnote on his wikipedia page and always something attached to him but for people that follow him and follow the sports world, most of the coverage is hero worship. >> david, it's great reading in "sports illustrated." i have to reiterate again that cnn hasn't done independent confirmation yet. we haven't been able to confirm the allegations that you make in the magazine but it is very interesting reading. he's a very interesting character regardless. i know you'll be watching this sunday. >> thanks for having me. >> all right, david. thanks. a reminder to kickoff for sunday's super bowl 6:30 p.m. eastern time. and that's not all. on the eve of super bowl xlvii, cnn will be live in new orleans with our take on the biggest sporting event in the country. what it means to the city, how it became a cultural phenomenon and more.
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recommended probiotic. align. so i am addicted to this. i will admit it. i have two of them. this was considered the smartest of the smartphones just five years ago. blackberry was huge representing 20% of all smartphones. not so much today. the number has tumbled to 6%. the company's stock has tumbled down 80%. that, my friends, is what you call triage. so in an effort to stop the bleeding, blackberry's maker, a company called rimm, just unveiled blackberry 10. i can't wait. it's going up against the android and the iphone and every other phone whipping its butt. they are buying a platinum super bowl ads that are 4 million bucks for 30 seconds.
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ali velshi got his hands on the new blackberry 10 and been test driving it for a week. this is what he thinks. >> no buttons may not be news to you but big news for blackberry users, many of whom won't know what to make of the z-10. canada's research in motion is counting on this virtual phone to allow it to live to fight another day. after a year long delay and years of neglecting the onslaught by apple and android based phones, they unveiled the new operating system and the first phone to run it. as a longtime blackberry user and hard keyboard lover, i've been evaluating the new phone in real world conditions. i'm a heavy user and a champion thumb typist. being new to the virtual keyboard world, my e-mail output has been cut in half while i got used to it. the company says the keyboard is easier to use and more intuitive than its virtual competitors. >> select it by flicking it.
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>> reporter: the keyboard grabs words from your device and names from your contacts and predicts in a very customized way what you're likely to type allowing you to compose entire sentences just by flicking the complete words which appear on the keyboard up toward the screen. all of it can be done with one hand. for those users who whom a virtual keyboard is still a nonstarter, you'll have to wait until april for a model with a hard keyboard. built on a new operating system, not a single line of code is copied from blackberry's existing platform. battery life isn't great but unlike iphone and android phones, you can change a blackberry battery. for those who carry a separate phone for personal use, the blackberry 10 uses balance. it allows the device to be strictly split so that the corporate side of it can adhere to company's rules saying no photos or personal e-mails while
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on the other side of the split personality you can do all of your personal business. >> these are secure. information in them is secure. i can't take anything out of the work space into my personal side. similarly when i'm on the personal side as an end user, i can remain confident that none of the tweets that i'm sending, pictures that i'm sharing are things that my employer can have access to. it's really and truly a dual persona device. >> reporter: two sides of the device never cross each other. keep in mind your company has to authorize and enable this feature. research in motion's ultrasecure functions allowed them to dominate the corporate world. back in 2009, 20% of all smartphones globally were blackberries. today it's just 6%. the stock is down more than 80% in five years. the question is whether this phone can change all of that. it will be released in the u.k. this week, in canada in february and in the united states by the
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end of march. ali velshi, cnn, new york. >> so then i just get this quick note that blackberry has just announced a new creative director. i'm shocked by this. alicia keys is the new creative director for blackberry. go figure. if you want an in-depth look at blackberry and try for a comeback and this morning's long awaited unveiling, you can go to cnn.com/tech.
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just moments ago we brought you severe weather reporting. chad myers live in the severe weather center told people in adaresville, georgia, to take cover. from your lips to our ears. that tornado touched and caused problems. >> multiple injuries. cars crushed. buildings damaged. people trapped in homes in adairsville, georgia. the tornado went over the interstate including tractor-trailers that are turned over near mile marker 306. i'll take you to the cell right there. we knew it was on the ground. we knew it was headed to that town. many times these storms hit farmland and away from cities. when they make a run at a town or city, that's when obviously everything just goes out the door. you have to take care of yourself and those people in
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that town. go ahead. >> i've got a report that people are trapped in adairsville. does it mean they can't expect to have someone come to help them any time soon because the danger is on the ground? >> that first storm was the discrete supercell ahead of the line and now the line is coming with winds of 60 miles per hour. the police scanner reports that i'm hearing now, the town is in complete shambles. trees down everywhere. power is down everywhere. the policemen can't get to the homes that are damaged and destroyed because there is so many debris in the roadways there. >> just help me out here. there could be people watching us right now who want to help their neighbors. should they get out to help neighbors or stay covered? >> from what i can hear on the scanner and highway patrol saying that you can't get anywhere. there are so many trees down in the roadways, don't try to drive into that town. you need to take care of the people that are in the town if you are already there.
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it's neighbors helping neighbors at this point in time with that direct hit. >> and okay to leave your home at this point in adairsville to help your neighbors. >> there are a lot of power lines don't. they don't necessarily go dead. they can still be alive. that's one of the things that happens in a hurricane when i go cover them as well. when you have debris from shingles and things flying off other roadways and roofways, you can be stepping on nails and do more damage to yourself after the storm than what the storm did to you. literally wait for the police to help you. get outside. let them know you are okay. other than that, this is going to be a search and rescue for a while there. >> okay. keep an eye on the cells for us and let us know if anything else starts to develop. we appreciate it. chad myers live for us. we're back after this. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories.
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it is a case of love, sex, lies and murder and it's riveting people across this country. in arizona, a beautiful young woman named jodi arias sits behind the defense table day after day as prosecutors lay out this case of her viciously killing her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander by stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat from ear to ear and shooting him. a guy nearly twice her size. there are shades of casey anthony in this courtroom as a steady stream of lies she told police and anyone else that would listen have been tightening like a noose around her neck.
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jodi arias says it was self-defense. her lawyers won't have an easy time trying to prove this thing. a bullet casing, a bloody print and a camera points it at her. former new york city prosecutor and criminal defense attorney is here. here's the thing. whenever i get into a courtroom and i hear a murder case with somebody who lied not once, not twice, not three times but a whole lot of times and then when confronted with evidence that is basically irrefutable, your bloody hand print on the wall, they tell a different story like self-defense. what shot does she have? >> doesn't look like she has much of a shot. you started talking about casey anthony. there's a case where everyone thought she had no shot ever and she was acquitted. often in battered women cases, real batteredomen cases, they tell a story different at the beginning of the investigation
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than is often the story in front of the jury out of fear or out of other reasons and sometimes juries accept that. this is not uncommon this defense but it's not o suften successful. >> you brought up casey anthony after i brought up casey anthony and here i go with casey anthony. pretty girl sitting in a courtroom facing death penalty. jodi arias pretty girl sitting if a courtroom facing the death penalty. we talked about this yesterday. jurors have a tough time looking at pretty girls and saying i'm good with death. >> they do. they have a retouvery tough timh it. the thing in this case is the why. prosecutors are talking about maybe she was upset because of another woman or broken relationship. he was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times, and his throat was slit from ear to ear. it sounds like a rage killing and i'm not seeing enough motive from her or enough strange things in her background that would suggest this sort of brutality. >> for anyone that hasn't heard the evidence in this case, a lot
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of his friends say she was stalking him. they had this long relationship that had a lot to do with sex and not a lot else and that she had allegedly slashed his tires not once but twice and sent really volatile e-mails to potential love interests of his. they were the first ones to direct police to jodi arias saying he had an ex-girlfriend who was a bit out of it. >> sure. >> that's got to say a lot. >> what prosecutors are going to say in the end is she had a dark, evil side to her that just hadn't been publicly revealed in the past and unfortunately for mr. alexander, he is the person who got the brunt of it. now they have other evidence too. a gun used in the killing was reported stolen from her grandmother's house in california a week before. premeditation there if she reports the gun stolen and she uses it. also, she called an ex-boyfriend to the stand as her first defense witness yesterday and his story blew up on the defense. >> what might be a little
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different here than in casey anthony is if she wants to assert this kind of affirmative defense, she's going to have to take the stand because nothing else helps her prove her case. i'm flat out of time but i could talk to you about this for ten days. >> at least. >> paul, thank you. jodi arias convicted in this case, she could become the fourth woman on arizona's death row. oo! stop . go go faster! no! stop...stop... (mom) i raised my son to be careful... hi, sweetie. hi, mom. (mom) but just to be safe... i got a subaru. (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru.
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hurry. $14.95 won't last. as we speak there is a 6-year-old boy being held hostage in an under ground bunker in alabama. the man holding him hostage, clearly deranged. the stand-off with the police is active. authorities desperately trying to free the child. police say it started violently yesterday when a gunman boarded the bus and in front of the kids shot and killed the bus driver who tried to save this child. the boy is okay but needs medication. that's compounding worries. martin savidge is following the story. where do things stand now? >> it's heartbreaking. it is now in the hands of the fbi. they took the lead in the investigation overnight. they are experts at dealing with
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hostage negotiations. you pointed out that this man identified as 67-year-old jimmy lee dikes, neighbors say he has a history of causing altercations in the neighborhood. in fact, even using and firing a gun at people. he's supposedly in this homemade bunker and is communicating with authorities. normally we hear of communication over a telephone or bull horn. this is happening over a pvc pipe that leads into the bunker where the man is with the 6-year-old boy. they have been able to ascertain that the boy is all right. presumably they are doing it by looking down the pipe or hearing the boy. there are affiliates of cnn reporting the boy needs medication. that's been delivered. positive signs that we are hearing. of course the horror of the young boy being taken on a school bus with a bus driver is shot dead. other children fleeing for their lives. many people in that part of the state are praying for the boy's release. >> is this random? does this little boy know the
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man or did he just steal a child? >> we don't know specifically at this point. it appears he was known in the neighborhood. some say he had mental problems. whether or not he was targeting this bus or that child we don't know. he went on board, supposedly asked for two children. the bus driver protested. he grabbed a child and shot the bus driver four times, killing him. >> update us as things change. unbelievable. we'll bring you updates after the break. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. i can't believe your mom let you take her car out.ck! this is awesome! whoooo! you're crazy. go faster! go faster! go faster! go faster! no! stop...stop...
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the senate seat vacated by john kerry has a new occupant -- at least for now anyway. massachusetts governor duvall patrick is naming william cowan a, kerry's former chief of staff to serve until a special election in june. senator kerry was confirmed as the next secretary of state officially submitted his